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ACRC Shared Equipment Grant RFA

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center (ACRC) is proud to announce the first annual shared instrument grant competition. The purpose of the grant is to provide help in purchase of instrumentation that supports three or more labs in the ACRC. The maximum contribution by ACRC will be up to 50% of the total cost, at a maximum of $15,000.  The shared equipment must be purchased during the calendar 2016 year.  Deadline for submission is August 31st, 2016.

To apply, please create a single pdf document two pages or less (Arial 11, 1" margins) that addresses the following points:

1. Names and physical addresses of the sharing investigators laboratories

2. Description of equipment and company provided purchase quote.

3. Proposed budget:

For example, a $20,000 pencil sharpener shared by 3 labs might be addressed as;

Lab A contributes $3,000 + Lab B contributes $3,000 + Lab C contributes $4,000 + ACRC contributes $10,000 = $20,000


A $45,000 letter opener shared by 3 labs might be addressed as:

Lab A contributes $10,000 + Lab B contributes $10,000 + Lab C contributes $10,000 + ACRC contributes $15,000 = $45,000.

4. Physical address of equipment "owner" and where the instrument will be stored, maintained and used.

5. A brief, one paragraph per laboratory, justification for planned use and of the equipment and how it will advance the scientific mission of the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center.

Please send your applications to Dee Gansemer at deanna-gansemer@uiowa.edu. It is our intention to fund one request per year on a rolling basis.

*ACRC is not responsible for future service contracts associated with the purchased this shared equipment.


Barry London, MD, Phf

Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

Director Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center


Peter J. Gruber, MD, Phd

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Co-Director Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center